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Max-Eyth-Allee 100

14469 Potsdam


Tel. +49 (0)331 5699-0


Coordinating institute

Areas of Expertise

Animal Welfare and Livestock Husbandry

  • Sensor supported animal data capturing (physiology and behaviour)
  • Improvement of livestock systems (cattle, pigs, horses)
  • Evaluation of stress burdens in livestock
  • Animal health and animal welfare
  • Animal monitoring (automatic health surveillance)

Milk production 

  • Further technical development of milking systems
  • sensorbased detection of teat load during milking
  • Product quality of milk
  • Ergonomic evaluation of milking parlours
  • Approvement of milk meters (ICAR)

Barn climate and emissions

  • Welfare of livestock animals (heat stress, air hygiene)
  • Characterization of ventilation systems of typical livestock buildings
  • Quantification of air exchange rates of naturally ventilated barns
  • Demonstrating of improvement potentials for climate conditions in livestock buildings
  • Quantification of emissions (ammonia, greenhouse gases, odour, dust and bio-aerosols) of livestock and organic manure systems
  • Characterization of flow dynamics (perfusion and surround flow) in livestock buildings
  • Characterization of dispersion processes of pollutants and greenhouse gases from livestock buildings
  • Detection and identification of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the barn environment and characterization of dispersion processes
  • Determination of reduction potentials of emissions
  • Developing recommendations for decision makers


Sept 17-20, 2019: Trainingschool on measuring and modelling gaseous emissions from livestock systems, Potsdam

The interdisciplinary training school provides hands-on training in measuring...

26. Sept. 2019: Potsdam innovativ - Vor Ort am ATB

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Sept 26, 2019: Webinar 'Choosing the right biomass feedstock strategy'

This webinar will explore biomass feedstock strategies drawing from the...

Press information

Bioökonomieforschung gestärkt: ATB eröffnet neues Forschungsgebäude

22. Aug. 2019: In Anwesenheit von Brandenburgs Wissenschaftsministerin Dr....

Präzises Modell für den optimalen Fruchtbehang

6. Juni 2019: Brandenburgs Agrar- und Umweltstaatssekretärin Dr. Carolin...

ATB 2016

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Leibniz-Institut für Agrartechnik und Bioökonomie e.V. · Max-Eyth-Allee 100 · 14469 Potsdam · Germany · Tel. +49 (0)331 5699 0 · E-mail